May 11, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed (57) breaks toward home plate on a bunt attempt in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Minnesota 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Judge dismisses sexual assault charges against former Detroit Tiger Evan Reed

Judge Kenneth J. King, of Michigan’s 36th District Court, has dismissed the charges of sexual assault filed against former Detroit Tiger pitcher Evan Reed.

Reed, pitching for the Tigers’ top farm team in Toledo, was in court for a preliminary hearing on the matter.

According to Detroit Free Press reporter Robert Allen, tweeting from the court, the prosecution called four witness and the defense called two today. Prosecutors asked for the case to proceed while the defense wanted it dismissed.

King agreed with the defense.

Reed will return to Toledo where he has a 5.30 ERA and 1.554 WHIP in 15 games. He made the Tigers’ Opening Day roster, posting a 4.88 ERA and 1.663 WHIP in 27 games before being sent to Toledo in June.

It is unclear if the Tigers will bring him up for the annual Sept. 1 expansion of the major league roster.

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